John McCandless Thompson

John McCandless Thompson

Birth
Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Sep 1903 (aged 74)
Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7178847 · View Source
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US Congressman. During the Civil War he was commissioned as Major of the 134th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, being mustered in on August 22, 1862. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on December 8, 1862, he fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg, where he was wounded. He resigned his commission on February 13, 1863. He was elected as a Republican to represent first Pennsylvania's 23rd Congressional District, then the 26th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1874 to 1875, and from 1877 to 1879 (his election was facilitated by the resignation of Congressman Ebenezer McJunkin). He was the older brother of Iowa Congressman William George Thompson.


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  • Added: 12 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7178847
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John McCandless Thompson (4 Jan 1829–3 Sep 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7178847, citing North Side Cemetery, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .